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Old 01-04-13, 05:49 AM
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GTX 660 Ti vs HD 7950

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I'm planning on upgrading my GTX 460 1GB this week. I'm having trouble deciding between the 660 Ti and the 7950. The only 7950 that is available is this one:
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...-20G/SAPPHIRE/

whereas for the 660 Ti I have a wide range of choices:
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product.../MSIMicroStar/
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...%20Technology/
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...-3661-KR/eVGA/
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...-3662-KR/eVGA/
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...-3667-KR/eVGA/

Not sure which card I should get.

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Old 01-04-13, 12:41 PM
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welcome to the OC3D forums,

there have been many threads devoted to this subject. and they all tend to
lean 7950 for price, performance and experience. unless you have a particular app
needing CUDA access, availability limitations, or like NVidia more, then the GTX may
suit you better.
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Old 01-04-13, 12:57 PM
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welcome to the OC3D forums,

there have been many threads devoted to this subject. and they all tend to
lean 7950 for price, performance and experience. unless you have a particular app
needing CUDA access, availability limitations, or like NVidia more, then the GTX may
suit you better.
so I should go with the 660 ti?
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Old 01-04-13, 01:14 PM
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The 7950 is a faster card
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Old 01-04-13, 01:15 PM
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How about the particular model I posted?
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Old 01-04-13, 01:33 PM
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For just gaming: The HD 7950 is the fastest of the two
When you do some photo/video editing and such, you'll most likely be using a program that makes use of the CUDA technology. If this is the case, the Nvidia card would suit you better as they have CUDA, where AMD cards don't.
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Old 01-04-13, 01:51 PM
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For just gaming: The HD 7950 is the fastest of the two
When you do some photo/video editing and such, you'll most likely be using a program that makes use of the CUDA technology. If this is the case, the Nvidia card would suit you better as they have CUDA, where AMD cards don't.
How about Sony Vegas? I use that for editing, would a 660 Ti speed up rendering compared to a 460?
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Old 01-04-13, 01:57 PM
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How about Sony Vegas? I use that for editing, would a 660 Ti speed up rendering compared to a 460?
Sony Vegas uses OpenCL as well as CUDA, therefore theoretically both should speed up rendering
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Old 01-04-13, 01:59 PM
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And yeah, I'd be going 7950, simply because of Price, Performance and OC headroom
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Old 01-04-13, 02:02 PM
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As I said, only this 7950 is available:
http://www.linkecomputer.com/product...-20G/SAPPHIRE/

Doesn't look like a particular good cooler compared to the 660Ti options I have
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